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Cambridge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were asked by the owner to wait until 'Le Macaron' website was up and running to save confusion and any overlap from possible unfavourable reviews of previous 'De Alchemist' However, having seen the new reviews citing the name Macaron (and still unable to track down the website) I thought it's time after a month and a half to 'spill...

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Richmond, Surrey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the excellently located and renamed Macaron Guesthouse. Breakfast in the garden with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains is hard to beat. We will certainly seek to return one day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cozy boutique Hotel is one of the loveliest places in Franschhoek, we are so glad we found that place! A healthy and yummy breakfast made us having a great start into our day, sitting in the serene inner courtyard sipping coffee and eating fresh fruits with creamy yogurt. Our host was assisting us with nice dinner locations and always...

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What beautiful accommodation. Luxury rooms with the soft towels beautiful bathroom. Luxurious beds and bed linen. Lovely gardens. Franschhoek is a beautiful location lovely restaurants and bars. Something very upmarket shops. The Wine Tram is the best day out. Beautiful food and wine.

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surrey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The guesthouse is under new management and has been renamed Macaron. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the decor was attractive. Our room wasn't as nice as some of the others maybe because we were only staying for 2 nights & it was facing the road but actually it was quiet. I asked for a flat sheet as thought...

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Simon's Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We spent 6 nights in Feb 2017 and had a great experience! We had a lovely welcome from Louisa and Christopher, and the rooms were very comfortable, with lovely furnishings and very comfy beds. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff - they helped with advice and restaurant reservations and when we had a problem with our next accomodation...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

The hotel is faultless. The staff headed by Chris were magnificent. I cannot praise the place highly enough! We'd recommend it to everyone! The rooms are beautiful and the two pools gorgeous! Excellent

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Devon
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Had a wonderful stay. In a peaceful setting just behind the main street. Wonderful gardens, we had a spacious and immaculately furnished room. All members of the team were very friendly and helpful, especially Nadia who leads by example. All facilities were excellent, breakfast was a treat overlooking the gardens and pool area. Lots of choice at breakfast and very...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights as part of a longer trip and it was the most disappointing stay of the holiday. We were never formerly checked in; weren't told about the name change (so spent 10 minutes driving around trying to find it as "macaron" was where we had expected our b&b to be!!); and no one ever spoke to...

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UK
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Reading some of the other reviews, I think it depends on which room you choose as to whether it has air conditioning - we stayed in the Loft Room and it definitely has it. Absolutely beautiful, spacious accommodation with a huge bedroom with seating/sofas, balcony overlooking the gardens and pool, TV, bath tub in the room but also separate shower/bathroom...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The story of 'De Alchemist'. Cafe in Ghent, Belgium - Guesthouse in Franschhoek, South Africa During the Spring of 2013, Yves & Martine decided to start a new adventure by opening a nice little cafe in the old medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. They called it 'De Alchemist'. Because the place was so popular, Adrian and Emma - their 2 youngest children - also started working at the bar and it became a beautiful family business. On the wave of happiness and adventure, Yves and Martine took things one step further. During a short holiday in South Africa, they decided to buy a let down bed & breakfast and started another big adventure. Thanks to the ideas of Martine and the hands of Yves, the guesthouse turned into a beautiful oasis of peace and quiet in the beautiful wine valley of Franschhoek. Franschhoek - food and wine capital of South Africa ... more   less 

Additional Information about de Alchemist Guesthouse

Address: 28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $148 - $266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Although our room was on the road it is a very quiet location and very peaceful nights sleep”
 of 5 bubbles jlw5558, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 7 is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles S_Fowler_London, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for the loft room”
 of 5 bubbles Good_time_Ahead, 8 Nov 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in a queen room with a fireplace which was great for winter”
 of 5 bubbles Maria_Dee123, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 8 is very spacious and relatively private.”
 of 5 bubbles alanh550, 27 May 2015 | Read review
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